A New Look at Welfare — More Strings Attached

12 Jul

I have to admit that I got most of the body of this from a circulating e-mail.  I hate doing that, and I don’t necessarily agree with every step this anonymous writer suggests, but this was just so good – and the punch line [punch “paragraph”?] is priceless.

 It goes loosely like this:

Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.

Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I’d do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal legations. Then, we’ll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce, or use drugs or alcohol, or smoke, then get a job.

Put me in charge of government housing.  Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your “home” will be subject to inspections anytime, and possessions will be inventoried.  If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.

In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a “government” job.  It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. 

Before you write that I’ve violated someone’s rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary.  If you want our money, accept our rules.  And before you say that this would be “demeaning” and ruin people’s “self esteem,” consider that it wasn’t that long ago that taking someone else’s money for doing absolutely nothing was considered demeaning, and lowered self esteem.

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